Thursday, March 11, 2010

Broccoli Soup

I found this recipe here.

4 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoon flour
3 cups of half and half (can be substituted with heavy cream or milk)
1 pound frozen broccoli, fresh or frozen
2 cans chicken broth
Grated sharp cheese for garnish, use more to make it cheesy

  1. Pulse thawed broccoli and 1 can of chicken broth with your food processor or blender until desired consistency. I like broccoli pieces, but when I am hiding it from the kids I process it until it is nice and smooth. If you use your blender, but you will have to do it in smaller batches.
  2. In your soup pot, combine the broccoli mixture and the second can of chicken broth over high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. In a sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once completely melted, add the flour and cook while stirring for about 3 minutes to create a roux. Once your broccoli/broth mixture has begun to boil, add the roux to the pot and stir until completely incorporated.
  4. Pour half and half into the boiling mixture and stir until thickened (usually right before it starts to boil).
  5. Serve and garnish with grated sharp cheddar cheese.